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Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris 2011

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In its short three year history, our Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Gris has already received many accolades, winning three best of class awards and one best of show white sweepstakes award. The 2011 vintage honors this tradition of excellence exhibiting the fruity aroma and fresh taste Pinot Gris is known for. A close relative of the classic red variety Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris prefers cool climates such as the Russian River Valley to produce its best fruit.

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Kenwood Vineyards:
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks... Read more
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking. In addition to the 22-acre vineyard surrounding the winery, Kenwood Vineyards sources grapes from dozens of vineyards – many farmed sustainably, using natural soil amendments and pest controls whenever possible rather than chemicals - in Sonoma County’s best appellations, including Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and Sonoma Mountain. Each lot from each vineyard is kept separate throughout the winemaking process, enabling the winemaker to bring it to its fullest potential. This “small lot” or “cuvee” style of winemaking also enables the winemaker to draw on an exceptionally broad “palette” to assemble wines that showcase classic character, subtle complexity and superb balance. As a result, every Kenwood Vineyards wine – whether Table Wine Series, Sonoma Series, Reserve, Jack London Vineyard or Artist Series – is consistent in quality and consistently delicious. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,755
2.00 5
08/15/2012

Sweet apple fruit greets the nose along with a hint of white pepper and a light note of dried fruit and toasted nuts. A bit of an overripe flavor profile on entry, this retains a very ripe, almost syrupy peach quality in the mouth with noticeable richness balanced by good acidity. There’s not much of a finish here but the sugar does become more obvious once the modest acidity recedes. Tastes a bit heavy and dull. 80pts


External Reviews for Kenwood Vineyards Russian River Valley Pinot Gris

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/04/2012

Pale straw color. Notes of peach, crushed rock, and a touch of vanilla scent a clean, bright nose. Vibrant acidity supports palate flavors of stone fruit and citrus, keeping this crisp and racy straight through the precise finish. Lively and straigh... Alex Shaw. A Pinot Gris wine from California in USA. 2011 Kenwood Pinot Gris 750ml


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/11/2012

Fragrant aromas of melon, stone fruit, jasmine, and almond are complemented by fresh fruit flavors, crisp acidity and a touch of natural sweetness.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/25/2012

This wine is exactly why Pinot Gris/Grigio is so popular. Its simply delicious, with zesty acidity framing orange, peach, honey, vanilla and mineral flavors that remain dry. Editors Choice-S.H. Wine Enthusiast. A Pinot Gris wine from California in USA. 2011 Kenwood Pinot Gris 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/31/2013

Aromatic notes of melon, guava, almond, and mandarin orange complement fresh and crisp flavors, with a touch of natural sweetness. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/29/2013

Aromatic notes of melon, guava, almond, and mandarin orange complement fresh and crisp flavors, with a touch of natural sweetness. - Winery


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/22/2012

A Pinot Gris wine from California in USA. 2011 Kenwood Pinot Gris 750ml



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Tasting Notes:

Fragrant aromas of melon, stone fruit, jasmine, and almond are complemented by fresh fruit flavors, crisp acidity and a touch of natural sweetness.

In its short three year history, our Kenwood Vineyards Pinot Gris has already received many accolades, winning three best of class awards and one best of show white sweepstakes award. The 2011 vintage honors this tradition of excellence exhibiting the fruity aroma and fresh taste Pinot Gris is known for. A close relative of the classic red variety Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris prefers cool climates such as the Russian River Valley to produce its best fruit.

Dietary Information: Vegan

1467 produced.

Closure: Stelvin

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.252
Total Acidity: 6.8 grams per liter

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